Although Alzheimer’s disease is “incurable”, there are therapies
available to slow it down, if the disorder can be identified in
its early stages.
Here are 10 warning signs to help you to identify Alzheimer’s
disease in a loved one before the disease noticeably progresses
to the advanced stages.
- Memory loss
- Difficulty performing familiar task (even familiar ones)
- Problems with language (i.e. trouble finding the right word,
even simple ones)
- Disorientation to time and place (even familiar places)
- Poor or decreased judgment
- Problems with abstract thinking
- Misplacing things (includes putting things in unusual places)
- Changes in mood or behavior (including rapid mood swings for
no apparent reason)
- Changes in personality
- Loss of initiative.
The first symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer disease are usually
mild forgetfulness. People begin to have difficulty with
short-term memory for recent events, activities, or the names of
familiar people or things. As the disease progresses, these
symptoms begin to occur with increasing frequency.
Alzheimer’s Disease web page to learn more.